Today I received newsletter from the local gallery, announcing that November 23rd is "World Watercolour Day". It will be celebrated here with an art show by a local, "nationally celebrated artist"... who happens to be my teacher.
'sup wit dat?
Anyone know about this, and do I get the day off work?
And if yes, how do we celebrate it here at WC?
I got this today from the Mid-Southern Watercolorists Society which that I am a member. Here goes the article...
NOVEMBER 23 :
WORLDWIDE WATERCOLOR DAY
More than any other medium, watercolor raises a tremendous enthousiasm amongst watercolor painters around the world. Over the years, associations, as well as groups and art societies have been formed to promote that transparemt medium and its versatile techniques through symposiums, workshops, exhibitions. The popularity has also been growing through the improvement of colors, papers, and tools. Now, many art galleries, magazines, conferences, symposiums feature artworks done in watercolor. More and more art collectors appreciate the artistic _expression, subtle as well as bold or virtuoso effects found in works created by watercolor artists.
Senor Alfredo Guati Rojo, (died in 2003) Mexican Watercolor Society’s President, exhibitions’s Curator of the Museo Nacional de la Acuarela in Coyoacan (Mexico) and Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour Honorary Member initiated an event that will certainly become international soon : a worldwide watercolor day on November 23rd. In 2001, watercolour associations of 16 countries accepted to organize a special event to promote the medium. Up to now, these countries are : England, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Korea, Spain, USA, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New-Zealand, Panama, Russia, Sweden, Venezuela.
The Toronto based Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, decided to organize a watercolor paintings exhibitions’ program during the whole month of November 2001 and suggested to their members to create a special painting on November 23rd for this first year’s celebration. Since 2002, many artists from the Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle open their studio to the public to promote the medium and show their production. Galerie du Vieux Village in Boucherville (Québec) was the first art gallery in Eastern Canada who presented an international exhibition of small paintings in watercolor and the event added to the Worldwide Watercolor Day’s expansion. This year, the exhibition will be presented from November 21st until the end of January 2005 . http://galerieduvieuxvillage.com/fr/
Some other groups, associations, societies, art centers, art galleries will certainly follow this worldwide celebration during next years and the kind of events or exhibitions can be as creative as the talent shown in the artworks. This website includes many watercolor associations and societies
Watercolor Online http://watercolor-online.com/
If you want a short documentation text with the logo (for invitations or small poster), just ask to [email protected]
English : If you organize an event, a special day/activity/ exhibition including the WWD, please send the details, the country, the names of the artists and the webpage if any to Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour , Toronto
CSPWC - Mrs Shirley Barrie <[email protected]
In French : Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle http://aquarelle.ca/
SCA <[email protected]
- adaptation from a CSPWC’s communiqué (416) 533-5100
by Lorraine P. Dietrich, IAF, NEWS